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Transportation Caucus Focuses on Equity

SOURCE: Transportation Equity Caucus

Creating opportunity for affordable and accessible transportation is the goal of the Transportation Equity Caucus, a collection of partners who are working together to make sure all people can ‘participate and prosper.’  Sponsored by PolicyLINK, the Transportation Equity Caucus is working ...

Report Looks at Income Changes in Poorer Neighborhoods

SOURCE: Cleveland Federal Reserve

Over time, some poor neighborhoods experience an overall increase in income levels while others do not. This report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland -- Which Poor Neighborhoods Experienced Income Growth in Recent Decades – takes a closer look at the possible reasons behind these ...

Measuring Sprawl 2014

SOURCE: Smart Growth America

When choosing where to live, people often tell you to consider the three Ls: location, location, location. A new study out from Smart Growth America quantifies that advice through new research that shows that when it comes to choosing where to call home the degree of sprawl has some expected and ...

Where Have All the Loans Gone? The Impact of Credit Availability on Mortgage Volume

SOURCE: Urban Institute

The total number of mortgage loans originated in 2012 was substantially lower than origination levels a few years ago and down 44 percent from 2001.  The big drop in 2012 is believed to be due to a lack of available credit. Furthermore, research also shows that minorities have been ...

The Financial Capability Demonstration Project

SOURCE: NeighborWorks America

Financial coaching and its success in building financial capability is the focus of this learning series offered by NeighborWorks America.  The project, supported by the Citi Foundation, provides regular briefs and webinars to help people integrate and support financial capability into ...

Lifting the Fog Around FHA Lending

SOURCE: Urban Institute

New plans are being promoted by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to encourage lenders to give credit to first-time buyers and other underserved borrowers.  This paper – Lifting the Fog Around FHA Lending, presented by the Urban Institute – goes over recent problems that have ...

Has Your Local Housing Market Hit the “Sweet Spot?” - Online Multi-Indicator Market Index

SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Find out if your local housing market has hit the “sweet spot” or is, in other words, “in balance” through Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MIMI). This free, online tool looks at the key factors of stable housing markets and gauges whether or not the area’s housing market is in a ...

Measuring Sprawl 2014

SOURCE: Smart Growth America

Explore the impact, development and transition of sprawl in this new report by Smart Growth America, Measuring Sprawl 2014. The report - done as a follow-up to the 2001 study Measuring Sprawl and its Impact – looks at 221 metropolitan areas and their counties and evaluates sprawl and development ...

Equality of Opportunity Project

SOURCE: Equality of Opportunity Project

The study of economic mobility, inequality and poverty in the U.S. is the focus of the Equality of Opportunity Project, which involves a group of researchers from Harvard, U.C. Berkley and the U.S. Treasury. The group studies intergenerational mobility and has recently published papers with ...

Fed Report Catalogs Foreclosure Response Best Practices

SOURCE: SF Federal Reserve

Many innovative solutions and lessons learned have emerged since the foreclosure crisis struck, which have helped families and neighborhoods to recover. This publication -- Innovations in Neighborhood Stabilization: Responses to the Foreclosure Crisis put out by the Federal Reserve Bank of San ...

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